Nikolai Petrovich Cherkasov ( Sergeyev ) ( February 16, 1884 , Astrakhan - February 9, 1944 , Alma-Ata ) - Russian and Soviet film and theater actor, laureate of the Stalin Prize of the first degree ( 1941 ).
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actor , opera singer
Moscow Drama Theater. Bauman
Nikolai Petrovich Cherkasov (Sergeev) was born in Astrakhan into a noble family. Mother - Elizaveta Mikhailovna Cherkasova, father Peter Sergeevich. Initially bore the name of his father.
After graduating from the Astrakhan gymnasium, he went to Petersburg, where he entered the university at the law faculty, but dropped out of school. In St. Petersburg, he took vocal lessons from the teacher of the conservatory I. Shaverdov. Soloist and Tenor of the Mikhailovsky Theater in 1905-1910 (Nadir’s part in the opera Seekers of Pearls by Georges Bizet, Almaviva’s part in the opera The Barber of Seville by J. Rossini, and other tenor parts).
He sang in theaters in various cities of the European part of the Russian Empire. Later he served in the theater of the Red Army.
In 1936 - 1944 - actor of the N.E.Bauman Moscow Drama Theater (now the Moscow Puppet Theater ).
Nikolai Cherkasov came to the cinema in 1935 , starring in the role of a hunter Sho-Murad in the movie " Dzhulbars ". The next film, Suvorov (1940), directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin , was awarded the Stalin Prize of the 1st degree.
In 1942, he starred in “Battle movie collection No. 10” in two short stories: “The Priceless Head” (dir. Boris Barnet ) and “Young Wine” (dir. Efim Aron ). Also this year, he starred in “ Battle Cinematography No. 12 ” (novel “Vanka”, dir. Herbert Rappaport ).
In 1942, Nikolai Cherkasov starred in the film “Invincible (Leningraders)” directed by Sergei Gerasimov .
Nikolai Petrovich suddenly died on January 22, 1944 from a rupture of the aorta, while being evacuated in Alma-Ata together with the Mosfilm film studio at the age of 59 years. He was buried in Alma-Ata in the central city cemetery.
Wife - actress Maria Petrovna Yaskelyayn (1900-1961). Daughter - architect-builder Cherkasova-Sergeeva Nina Nikolaevna (born 1927). Sisters - actress Lina Boregar, Vera. Brothers - Alexander, Leonid, Sergey, Dmitry Sergeev.
- "Thomas Gordeev" by M. Gorky - Jacob Mayakin (Maly Drama Theater)
- 1935 - Dzhulbars - Sho-Murad
- 1940 - Suvorov - Suvorov
- 1942 - Combat movie collection No. 10 (novels “The Priceless Head”, “Young Wine”)
- 1942 - Battle movie collection No. 12 (novel "Vanka")
- 1942 - Invincible (Leningraders)
- 1942 - The Road to the Stars - General
Recognition and Rewards
- Stalin Prize of the first degree (1941) - for playing the main role in the film "Suvorov" (1940) 
- Encyclopedia of Russian cinema: Cherkasov-Sergeev Nikolay Petrovich (biography) (inaccessible link - history ) . www.russiancinema.ru . Date of treatment January 16, 2019.